Historical Figures Who Died in 1688

  • Jan 27 Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Empress of Manchu (1643-62), dies at 74
  • Feb 2 Abraham Duquesne, French naval officer (b. 1610)
  • Feb 17 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
  • Mar 9 Claude Mellan, French engraver, cartoonist and painter, dies at 89
  • May 9 Frederick William, Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
  • May 14 Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • May 22 Johannes Andreas Quenstedt, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, dies at 66
  • Jun 5 Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer who served as advisor to King Narai of Ayutthaya (Siam), decapitated and disemboweled for high treason (b. 1647)
  • Jun 8 Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • Jun 26 Ralph Cudworth, philosopher/cleric, dies
  • Jul 11 King Narai 'the Great' of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (Siam) (1656-88), dies at 55
  • Jul 19 Cornelis van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • Jul 21 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)

Henry MorganHenry Morgan (c. 1635-1688)

Aug 25 Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

John BunyanJohn Bunyan (1628-1688)

Aug 31 English minister and author (The Pilgrim's Progress), dies at 59

  • Sep 2 Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
  • Oct 4 Philips Koninck, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 68
  • Oct 6 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman, dies at 35
  • Oct 9 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • Oct 23 Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
  • Nov 26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • Dec 15 Gaspar Fagel, Dutch lawyer, Netherlands grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54